Why should you care about flaxseed oil? It can feel like a relatively new, somewhat unfounded ‘hipster’ trend, but in actuality, flaxseed is one of the oldest crops - and with good reason. Its benefits are limitless. Bell Chem, a personal care ingredient supplier, stocks flaxseed oil for food and beverage, health and beauty, and personal care industries to give their customers access to the perks of this healthy oil.
So what exactly is flaxseed oil? Simply put, it’s a concentrated vegetable oil derived from flax. Flax is a flowering plant that’s been used as a fiber in cloth and paper manufacturing since 5000 BC
, and served a vital role in linen production while remaining an easily accessible and all-purpose food source, a title it still holds today.
Flaxseed is the king of omega-3s, boasting the highest amount of any vegetable oil on the market. In fact, one tablespoon contains an impressive total of 7,196 mgs. Omega-3s are credited with fighting depression, anxiety, cancer, obesity, and Alzheimer’s, as well as inflammation and autoimmune diseases. They promote heart health, bone and joint health, and mental health.
The abundance of omega-3s in flaxseed oil (50-60 percent) places it in a category of healthy polyunsaturated fats typically derived from aquatic life. Therefore, flaxseed and flaxseed oil are integral to the health of individuals without access to a marine source of omega-3.
High in protein, foods containing flaxseed oil suppress hunger and coat the digestive tract to permit food to move through easily. Trace vitamins and minerals are another benefits of flaxseed oil, including vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. However, flaxseed oil benefits are hardly limited to ingestion.
Tis the season for Floridians to deal with dry skin, and when it comes to beauty and skin care, flaxseed oil is your new best friend. It hydrates your skin from the inside out. The omega-3s play a huge part in this, repairing skin cells and sealing in moisture to soften your skin’s appearance and even minimize wrinkles and undereye darkness. It doesn’t stop there; flaxseed oil calms irritation, redness, and inflammation, and fights chronic skin conditions such as rosacea, persistent acne, and dermatitis.
Bell Chem is the personal care ingredient supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.